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Learn About the Arvada Police Department Through Citizen’s Police Academy

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Arvada Police Department or wanted to get an inside look at policing? You can do so by attending the Arvada Police Department’s Spring Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA).

The academy meets on 12 consecutive Wednesdays, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.,  between March 18 and May 27, 2015.  Classes are held in both classroom and field settings, and give participants insight into many aspects of police work.

CPA instructors include police officers and other police department employees who lecture, teach and provide hands-on participation in such areas as traffic stops, crime scene investigation, building searches and officer survival. Other topics covered include internal affairs, media relations, preserving evidence, SWAT and dispatch. One of the most exciting aspects of the CPA is an optional ride-along with a police officer.


The CPA also educates academy participants about community problem solving, availability of police resources, law enforcement tools and community programs.

Those who wish to participate in the CPA should visit our community partnership page to complete an application form. The Arvada Police Department will conduct a criminal background investigation on each applicant. The CPA is offered twice per year and class size is limited. Questions should be directed to 720.898.6660.